The number of hotels that Trump owns is a lot fewer than you'd expect
President Donald Trump may be ubiquitous as a public figure, but in terms of real estate, his name may not appear as many places are you may think.
Trump's luxurious hotels are routinely selected for prestigious honors like AAA's 5 Diamond Award, top rankings on TripAdvisor and Forbes' 5-Star ratings. However, despite the prominence of these resorts, the Trump Organization has just 11 hotels listed on their website, including one that opened up just last month in Vancouver.
The president's family only has one brand of hotel, unlike competitors such as Hilton, which has 13 different varieties, from 25 ritzy Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to 457 less sexy (but chocolate chip cookie-lover friendly) DoubleTrees. The rest of Trump's real estate portfolio is residential Trump Towers around the world, 4 commercial properties in New York and California, 17 golf clubs and 2 properties within the 'Estate Collection;' Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, and MacLeod House and Lodge in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The 'hotel' classification can be murky in this case, because it is possible to stay overnight at golf courses like Trump Turnberry in Scotland, but it is considered 'a luxury collection resort' rather than simply a hotel like the other 11 properties.
Trump International Hotel and Tower NYC is the flagship property in the hotel collection. The luxury hotel, situated on the edge of Central Park, opened its doors on January 15, 1997. The hotel is also home to Jean-Georges, a three Michelin star restaurant that is continuously named among the best in New York City and the United States.
The most recent hotel in the Trump collection is the Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver that opened on February 28, 2017. The sleek, twisting $320 million skyscraper is the city's second tallest building and boasts 'The Spa by Ivanka Trump,' an award-winning Chinese restaurant and a champagne lounge.
Unfortunately for those that live in southern or central United States, there is no current opportunity to experience a Trump hotel without a lengthy journey -- the closest hotels are in Florida, Chicago or Las Vegas.
However, if you are willing to take a trip just to stay in one of Trump's luxury hotels, you are in good luck -- the Trump Organization announced that it's next plans would be expanding hotels into Asia for the first time with projects in Lido and Bali, Indonesia.
And if the hotels are outside of your budget, wait a few more years. Trump Organization announced a sub-brand in June 2016 called Scion that will have rooms beginning at just $200 or $300 a night.